I've been meaning to cut my hair for a while, but I always put it off, because I feel so comfortable with having long hair. It's sort of like a security blanket for me.
In some ways, long hair is easier for me to manage, because if my hair is misbehaving, I can just throw it up into a high ponytail and smooth away the flyaways and be done with it.
With short hair, I think you actually have to put thought into how messy it looks and how the strays could be pointing in different directions.
Anyways, here are a couple pictures of the before. My hair may look a little stringy, because it was still a little damp after having showered. Long hair, oh how I miss thee...
Usually with lengthy hair, I just trim it myself, since it's so easy to place it all right in front of me. But, I felt it was time to cut it off and donate it.
I had asked the hair stylist to measure 10 inches and cut into a ponytail. But it looks like she took off more like 12, according to the ruler. Plus, once she actually started cutting my hair and getting all scissor happy, it was like I had gotten a 14 inch haircut. Oh well...what's done is done.
Here is the after...
Pardon the blank stare and washed out picture. I just used my webcam and plus it was the end of the day and I was very tired.
This is actually the 3rd time I've donated my hair. First time was Locks of Love, then Pink Heart Funds, and most recently to Pantene Beautiful Lengths.
I'm typically very lazy when it comes to my hair. I'll leave it be until it gets very long and I'll want to do something different with it. I think that I don't want it all to go to waste, so I should donate it. Plus I don't want to throw it all away, because I think I'm pretty lucky that I don't really get split ends and it grows quite healthily. I still get that feeling of 'oh my gosh, what did I just do? I feel so unfeminine without all my hair' every time.
This was the last time I donated my hair. Also about 12 inches...perhaps a little longer on account of it being sort of wavy in the picture.
Lol, my facial expression is like that, because that was probably the day I had gotten the haircut and was not over the shock of having newly short hair.
Back to the present...I think I'll try to get used to my short hair. Hopefully I'll be inspired to try new hairstyles that I couldn't do with my heavy, overwhelming amount of long hair.